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Install the PCIe riser assembly

Use this information to install the PCIe riser assembly.

About this task
Read the Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

Install the PCIe riser assembly into the compute node.
  1. Align the guide pin and hook on the rear end of the PCIe riser assembly with the notches on the spacer and on the compute node tray as illustrated. Then, insert the PCIe riser assembly into the connector located in the middle of the system board.
  2. Tighten the captive screw to secure the PCIe riser assembly to the compute node tray.
    During normal operation, the PCIe bay must contain either a PCIe riser assembly or PCIe riser filler panel for proper cooling.
    The PCIe riser assembly is located on the left side of the compute node as illustrated while the drive cage assembly is on the right.
    Figure 1. PCIe riser assembly installation
    PCIe riser assembly installation

After you finish

  1. Reconnect the power cable to the system board and the signal cables to the PCIe adapter.

  2. Reinstall the components listed below into the compute node in the following order:
    1. Front air baffle (see Install the front air baffle).

    2. Node front cover (see Install the node front cover).

  3. Reinstall the compute node into the enclosure (see Install a compute node in the enclosure).

  4. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate the node is ready to be powered on.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube